Uttar Pradesh will go to Assembly elections early in 2017. The state has an Assembly comprising 403 seats and a party/alliance has to win 202 seats to form the government.
In 2012, when the last state election was held in UP, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats to get a decisive majority.
We, at Oneindia, will take one Assembly constituency a day and have a look at electoral information related to it:
Constituency Name: Saharanpur (General) [comprises KCs 2-Punwarka, 3-Harora, PCs 1-Dara Ali, 2-Pathanpura, 3- Manak Mau, 8-Dabki Gujjar, 18-Megh Chhapper, 20-Dara Shivpuri of 1-Saharanpur KC of 2-Saharanpur Tehsil]
- Constituency No. 4
- District: Saharanpur (Saharanpur is an Assembly segment under Saharanpur Lok Sabha constituency)
- Area of district: 3,689 square kilometres (rural 3,582 sq km)
- District population: 34,66,382 (78% general caste; 22% SC; 0% ST)
- District literacy: 60%
- District urbanisation: 30%
2012 Assembly election result in Saharanpur
- Winner: Jagpal (BSP) Votes received: Lakhanpal got 80,670 votes
- Vote percentage: 39.56
- Nearest rival: Abdul Wahid (Congress)
- Votes: 63,557
- Percentage: 31.17
- Difference: 17,113 votes
- Margin %: 8.39
- Total voters: 2,76,294
- Turnout: 73.80%
- Party which has won Saharanpur most number of times: Congress won it 4 times; BJP thrice; BSP won once; SP never.
2014 Lok Sabha result in Saharanpur
Raghav Lakhanpal (BJP) defeated Imran Masood (Congress) by 65,090 votes (margin% - 5.45)
About Saharanpur: Saharanpur is famous for exporting handicraft and woodcraft of which moorhas come from Behat. However, because of the middleman problem, the local cratsmen do not gain much.
Issues: Lack of development in infrastructure, lack of higher education centres Shortage of facilities for traders of fruits and furniture business. Electricity shortage is also a major problem in Saharanpur. Communal clashes have also been a problem in this district.